How To get to Playa Cativo Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Direct flights enter Costa Rica from many cities in North America, Central America, South America and Europe. A valid passport is required and a visa is necessary for some countries. (United States citizens do not need a visa.) Most international flights arrive at Juan Santamaría Airport (our preferred airport) near San José, and some fly into Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, which is farther from Playa Cativo. [...]

Stand-Up Paddle Board Adventures Tour

Playa Cativo is the perfect setting to hone your stand-up paddle boarding techniques! Whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro, you'll truly enjoy this exciting water activity as you take in the beauty of the surrounding Golfo Dulce and rainforest. Sheltered from the wind, our bay seems to have been designed just for stand-up paddling with tranquil, clear water in the mornings, glorious sunsets at dusk, and a generally small and manageable surf in the afternoons.

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Our Costa Rica lodge sponsors Tree Day celebration

Drummer from school at Playa CativoIt was a truly amazing event on June 15th as an animated group of young school children paraded with their drums at the Aboretum Luis Jorge Poveda Alvarez in the Reserva Forestal of Golfo Dulce. This band of drums made of recycled buckets is called “The Downpour,” and the little drummers put on an entertaining show during the celebration of the Centenarium of Tree Day in Costa Rica.

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Playa Cativo Staff Donates Time to Help Needy School

Rainforest lodge in Costa RicaPlaya Cativo Lodge staff members recently took part in a special program to help one of the neediest schools in Golfito — Escuela San Francisco Km 1. Ten dedicated staffers donated their time and skills to paint the school's fence as part of the Playa Cativo Blue Flag Program. All paint and materials were donated by several organizations but, unfortunately, the school could not afford to pay for labor to paint the fence. That's when the Playa Cativo team stepped into action! [...]

We’re Celebrating Our Trip Advisor Green Leader Award!

Gardener (Copy)It's celebration time here at Playa Cativo Eco Lodge in Costa Rica! We are delighted to announce that Playa Cativo has been accepted into the Trip Advisor Green Leaders program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices. [...]